Arthur Ashe Essay Contest
Arthur Ashe was an American hero, fighting battles on and off the court. In his life, he broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming a three-time Grand Slam champion and the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Off the court, he was a social activist, taking on issues like racial prejudice, AIDS, apartheid and youth education. One of his many legacies is the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), a network of youth-serving organizations that provides tennis and education for all. His wish was for NJTL to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence. SPUT is an award-winning NJTL chapter in MN!
"If you could follow in Arthur Ashe’s footsteps and 'give back' to tennis, what would you do to give back to the game, and how would it impact others?